Old Monarch Pass, Colorado
Old Monarch Pass, ColoradoAltitude: 11,375 feet
Nearest Towns West Of Divide: Gunnison
Nearest Towns East Of Divide: Poncha Springs
Rivers/Watersheds West Of Divide: Tomichi Creek, Gunnison River, Colorado River
Rivers/Watersheds East Of Divide: West Arkansas River, Arkansas River, Mississippi River
Old Monarch Pass was the original pass for travelers between the towns of Gunnison and Poncha Springs. When State Highway 50 was built, the pass became "Old" Monarch Pass. A dirt road on each side leads to the pass.
Beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains facing the east side of the divide.
The view looking out towards Gunnison County, on the west side of the divide.
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